McNellis: On Private Equity and Real Estate

By John McNellis “Behind every great fortune lies a great crime,” Honore de Balzac, the French novelist, supposedly claimed. While this may be true in France, (besides the tactical retreat,...
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Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

By Julia Angwin, Ariana Tobin and Madeleine Varner In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit. But...
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Why San Francisco Needs to Reset its Understanding of Retail

By Hans Hansson San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently heard the results of a long-anticipated report from Strategic Economics for the OEWD (Office of Economic and Workforce Development), on the...

McNellis: A Deal Runs Through It

Fishing for deals proves to be a popular sport across the country. June 1, 2010 By John McNellis Remember Brad Pitt fly-fishing in that breathtaking Missoula river? Gracefully casting his rod back...
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From Food Trucks to Fine Dining: A How-To Guide for Finding the Right Location

By Valerie Concello, Ronin Commercial Real Estate Eating is a competitive sport in the Bay Area. We’re adventuresome, and we often go to Olympian efforts to find the most trendy, newest,...
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5 Real Estate Cases to Watch in 2015

By Bill Shiber As the new year has gotten underway, there are several cases currently under review that may result in significant and precedent-setting legal opinions in 2015. These are...
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Lessons From Prop-10: California, Your Landlord is Not the Problem

By Brook Turner, Coalition for Better Housing Prop 10, the measure aimed to reverse California’s approach to rent control, was voted down by an...
Transbay Joint Powers Authority, Mission Street Development, San Francisco, Millennium Tower, Homeowners Association, Salesforce Transit Center, TJPA, MSD, Bay Area, Alameda, Contra Costa, Peninsula, Caltrans,

Resilience and Real Estate Investing

Evan Reis, SE Executive Director, US Resiliency Council Evan.reis@usrc.org www.usrc.org Does luxury last? I’ve traveled around the country speaking about resilience, making the case that building stakeholders need to better understand how the buildings...
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As the Open Office Debate Intensifies, It’s Time to Reach Common Ground

By Robin Weckesser, President, a3 Workplace Strategies Recent studies have workplaces stirring again about an ongoing, controversial topic: Open or closed offices? What works best? Well, we think it’s time...
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McNellis: Goodbye Yellow Cab Road

By John McNellis If you’re a nostalgia fan, nail a selfie in front of a Yellow Cab because in a few years the only place you’ll find one is Guatemala...